RIP Ron Silver

Ron Silver, probably best known in recent years for playing Bruno Gianelli in The West Wing, has died at the age of 62 after losing a long battle with cancer.

He also had significant roles in the likes of Reversal of Fortune and Ali and was a Tony Award winner for his work in David Mamet’s Speed the Plow.

His later years were dominated by his playing Bruno Gianelli in The West Wing, the all-knowing strategist troubleshooter brought in by the Bartlett administration to aid its cause in rebuilding its reputation, and by his high-profile conversion to the Republican side following 9/11.

A very good actor who perhaps never really found his one, great role, he will be missed.

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